Monthly Archives: June 2012

Environmental Appellate Litigation tracking tool available

In a time of considerable uncertainty in environmental regulation, there is a profusion of environmental cases, any one of which could have major implications for a regulated company. However, the sheer volume of environmental litigation makes it difficult for companies … Continue reading

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Energy from London Waste summit: EfW facilities must use waste heat to maximize efficiency

Energy from waste (EfW) facilities must utilize their heat potential to maximize efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions savings. That was the message from Nick Dawber, Managing Director of UK-based Energos (www.energos.com) to The Waste to Energy City Summit, held in … Continue reading

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UKDEA welcomes EU Efficiency Directive focus on district heating

The UK District Energy Association (UKDEA) has applauded the focus of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) on district heating. Among the measures included in the EED which were agreed to, district heating is highlighted as an important direction, with … Continue reading

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Christopher Potter appointed Director of Utilities & Power Plant Operations at the U.S. Capitol Power Plant

Christopher Potter has been appointed Director of Utilities and Power Plant Operations at the Capitol Power Plant.  He has been serving as Acting Director since January 2012. Potter joined the AOC in February 2005 as Deputy Director at the Capitol … Continue reading

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Empower to participate at 103rd IDEA Annual Conference in Chicago

Emirates Central Cooling Corporation (Empower), the leading district cooling service provider in the Gulf region, is participating in the 103rd Annual Conference & Trade show of International District Energy Association (IDEA), which will be held in Chicago, USA, from 29 … Continue reading

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IDEA Submits Comments to EPA on GHG Regulations

International District Energy Association (IDEA) submitted comments on EPA’s April 13, 2012 proposed rule for Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions for New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units.  We support the EPA’s inclusion of output-based emissions standards and … Continue reading

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District Energy proves a bargain in Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Dale Mikkelsen, Director of Development, Simon Fraser University Community Trust, makes several critical points in the Vancouver Sun, June 26, 2012. His helpful comments, which follow, clarify and correct erroneous statements in the newspaper’s coverage on June 11 about, as … Continue reading

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NH Adopts Full Thermal Incentive for Renewable Portfolio Standard

WASHINGTON – June 25, 2012 – The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) today applauded New Hampshire Governor John Lynch and the state’s Senate and House of Representatives for their passage of legislation (NH Senate Bill 218), a bill that adds … Continue reading

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Mayors of World’s Largest Cities Demonstrate Progress in GHG Reductions & Launch Two New Initiatives

Mayors, delegations from the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and former U.S. President Bill Clinton have assembled in Rio at Rio + C40: Megacity Mayors Taking Action on Climate Change, an event to highlight the concrete climate actions being taken … Continue reading

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District Energy St. Paul contracts Swedish company Mittel for leak detection technology transfer

Swedish energy technology company Mittel Fjärrvärme AB, based in Umeå, Sweden, has established a vendor partnership with District Energy St. Paul, one of the most notable and respected district energy supplier in North America. The cooperation between Mittel and District … Continue reading

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